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7 definitions found
 for quay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quay \Quay\, n. [F. quai. See Key quay.]
     A mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side
     of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience
     in loading and unloading vessels. [Written also key.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quay \Quay\, v. t.
     To furnish with quays.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quay
      n 1: wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "quay":
     anchorage, anchorage ground, basin, berth, breakwater, bulkhead,
     dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, embankment, groin, harbor,
     harborage, haven, jetty, jutty, landing, landing place,
     landing stage, levee, marina, mole, moorings, pier, port,
     protected anchorage, road, roads, roadstead, seaport, seawall,
     shipyard, slip, wharf
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  QUAY, estates. A wharf at which to load or land goods, sometimes spelled 
  key. 
       2. In its enlarged sense the word quay, means the whole space between 
  the first row of houses of a city, and the sea or river 5 L. R. 152, 215. So 
  much of the quay as is requisite for the public use of loading and unloading 
  vessels, is public property, and cannot be appropriated to private use, but 
  the rest may be, private property. Id. 201. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Quay -- U.S. County in New Mexico
     Population (2000):    10155
     Housing Units (2000): 5664
     Land area (2000):     2874.926116 sq. miles (7446.024141 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.871701 sq. miles (17.797623 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2881.797817 sq. miles (7463.821764 sq. km)
     Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
     Location:             35.111229 N, 103.624597 W
     Headwords:
      Quay
      Quay, NM
      Quay County
      Quay County, NM
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Quay, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    47
     Housing Units (2000): 20
     Land area (2000):     0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            61450
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.160129 N, 96.711200 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Quay, OK
      Quay
  

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